2015 GMC Yukon Denali

by Mike Hunter

Auto_0414_2015-GMC-Yukon-Denali The all-new design is here. Luxury and improved performance and fuel economy were the impetus and this GM redesign seems to live up to the hype.


The GMC Denali is equipped with an all-new V8 6.2-liter EcoTec3 engine delivering 420 horse power and 460 lb-ft of torque, with an advanced direct fuel injection for quieter and more improved efficiency. Fuel efficiencies include the Active Fuel Management technology that shuts down four of the eight cylinders based on load and demand to save on fuel. With an estimated 0-60 of 6.2 seconds, this latest edition is all about performance and stability, giving a smoother drive and increased agility and reliability when drivers demand it.

Being fully redesigned means it has a new look as well. This latest generation SUV from General Motors is also carried over to the Chevrolet and Cadillac models. Sleek and boxy all at the same time, it has new features that include high-intensity discharge projector beams headlamps, full LED turn signals and daytime running lamps featuring the new GMC graphic light signature. The look is square and less advanced in its overall look, appearing to be less aerodynamic and agile despite claims that it is improved. Perforated leather and genuine Java Burl poplar wood and aluminum trip make up this first-class cabin. Heated and cooled front seats and heated rear seats ensure comfort. The rear seats and third row now stow in the floor to offer level space, giving the cabin two fewer cubic feet of space.


The luxurious interior includes technological advances that are certain to improve convenience and connectivity. The customized driver display allows for personalized driver information and controls. The display is controlled on the steering wheel and includes audio, phone and navigation functions. The Bose Centerpoint Surround sound system is standard and emits incredibly clear audio and communications sounds. The newly enhanced GMC IntelliLink infotainment and Color Touch Navigation system is standard and is a notable change in media convenience for the driver, with voice recognition and smartphone integration. The available Head-Up Display is a multicolored display that projects at eye level on the windshield for important data exposure, and offers a choice of four different views to suit the driver.

2015 GMC Yukon Denali
City MPG   15
Hwy MPG   21
0-60 MPH   6.2 sec
Transmission   6-speed automatic
MSRP   $62,680

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